Barrister Jailed for Three Years for Theft


David Friesner received unauthorised advances from Chambers accounts and failed to pay fees due, resulting in him owing Chambers over £70,000.

Malcolm Taylor, Special Casework Lawyer in the Complex Casework Unit at CPS Yorkshire and Humberside said:

"David Friesner was a well known barrister of considerable ability and formerly Deputy Head of Chambers.  As such he was in a position of great trust.

"It is a matter of considerable regret that a man of such professional standing should have chosen to commit the serious criminal offence for which he has been sentenced today. His professional life is now ruined as a result of his own actions and this case sends out a very clear message that no-one is above the law."